Get Up, stand up.

If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences. If you sit down and ponder too much about what you next step should be, what your future should be and how long your miserable life would be, you are described as having a “lingering disorder.

It is not just a physical condition; it is when we dwell on the negative things of the past and make excuses to settle where we are. When Jesus asked a crippled man, “Do you want to get well?”, the man responded with one excuse after another for why he had not been healed.

Those excuses had become a crutch. Jesus responded in effect, “If you’re serious about getting well, get up!”

How many of us would get out of defeat, mediocrity, and bad habits if we quit making excuses, quit feeling sorry for ourselves, and start pressing forward. We have all had unfair things happen that we can allow to become lingering disorders.

If you are serious about getting well, you have to get up in your spirit, in your attitude, and in how you talk. When you get up, so to speak, you will see things begin to change.

Stand up for who you are. Respect your Self and ignite the divine sparks in you. Access your powers. Choose your rights and work together with others to bring blessings into the lives.

Release any negative thoughts, old thinking, old habits, any excuses, and any lingering disorder that would keep me from being my best. Get serious about getting well by letting go of the old and embracing the new.